The Bramble, illustrated by Bruce Zick and written by Lee Nordling, is now at your local bookstores or available at Amazon. Here's a brief description: In this beautifully illustrated and mostly wordless book, Cameron isn't small, but he's not exactly big. He's not slow, but he's also not quick. He wants friends, but it never quite seems to work out. And in a game of tag, he's going to end up "it." Or at least that's how things are on this side of the Bramble. On the other side, it's a different story. On the other side of the Bramble, something extraordinary can happen, something that changes everything.

This just in!! The Bramble has won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for best picture book in the 4-8 year old category.